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Thermosciences Group

The Thermosciences Group conducts research on advanced energy systems and transport, including air-breathing and space propulsion, bioanalytical and biomedical systems, electronics fabrication and cooling, and materials processing.

The research combines a traditional emphasis in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics and combustion with an understanding and application of atomic and molecular physics, physical chemistry, biology, lasers and electro-optics, and electromagnetic phenomena. The interdisciplinary character of this program will be of major importance to the mechanical engineer of the future in adapting to new technologies.

Specific research programs in the Thermosciences Group include:

  • advanced energy systems
  • combustion and pollution
  • propulsion
  • advanced diagnostics and sensors
  • microscale heat transfer
  • microfluidics

Related People

Mehdi Asheghi

Adjunct Professor

Tom Bowman

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mark A. Cappelli

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Edwards

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Kenneth Goodson

Davies Family Provostial Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

Mary Hanrahan

Group Administrator, Thermosciences Group

Ronald Hanson

Clarence J. and Patricia R. Woodard Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Linda Huber

Program Administrator, Thermosciences Group
Tasha Jackson

Tasha Jackson

Administrative Assistant, Mechanical Engineering - Thermosciences

Jay B Jeffries

Affiliate, Mechanical Engineering - Thermosciences

Dr. Arun Majumdar

Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Jay Precourt Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Photon Science and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

Reginald Mitchell

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Mark Godfrey Mungal

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

J David Powell

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Juan Santiago

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sindy Tang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Radiology (Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics)

Hai Wang

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Xiaolin Zheng

Professor of Mechanical Engineering